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Publication date: 24 May 2013

Andy Myhill and Ben Bradford

The purpose of this paper is to test theories of organizational justice in the context of a police agency.

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to test theories of organizational justice in the context of a police agency.

Design/methodology/approach

Structural Equation Modelling (SEM) was used to analyze data from a survey of officers in a police force in England.

Findings

The SEM showed that organizational justice was associated with positive attitudes towards serving members of the public. This relationship was mediated by commitment to elements of community policing and, for community police officers, by general satisfaction with the organization.

Practical implications

The findings suggest that police managers committed to implementing process‐based policing policies may need to ensure their organizations also implement internal policies and practices that are procedurally fair.

Originality/value

This study is one of the first to apply the well established literature on organizational justice to the context of policing, and the first to examine the impact of organizational justice on alignment with community policing and the service model.

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Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies & Management, vol. 36 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1363-951X

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Publication date: 25 September 2009

Winnie Tam, Andrew M. Cox and Andy Bussey

The purpose of this paper is to identify the features that international student users prefer for next generation OPACs.

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to identify the features that international student users prefer for next generation OPACs.

Design/methodology/approach

A total of 16 international students of the University of Sheffield were interviewed in July 2008 to explore their preferences among potential features in next generation OPACs. A semi‐structured interview schedule with images of mock‐up screens was used.

Findings

The results of the interviews were broadly consistent with previous studies. In general, students expect features in next generation OPACs should save their time, be easy to use and relevant to their search. This study found that recommender features and features that can provide better navigation of search results are desired by users. However, Web 2.0 features, such as RSS feeds and those features which involved user participation were among the least popular.

Practical implications

This paper produces findings of relevance to any academic library seeking to implement a next‐generation OPAC.

Originality/value

There have been no previous published research studies of users' preferences among possible features of next‐generation OPACs.

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Program, vol. 43 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0033-0337

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Publication date: 1 December 2000

Liz Askew and Chris Hart

This article reports on a survey of poster collections in UK information units. The authors describe the research and provide a brief guide to some of the major poster…

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This article reports on a survey of poster collections in UK information units. The authors describe the research and provide a brief guide to some of the major poster collections in the UK.

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Collection Building, vol. 19 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0160-4953

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